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We just had, throughout our whole region, a cold snap that's probably going to effect the tomato production of the area as I bet a lot of people forgot to cover their plants last night. I even have trash bags over the blueberry bushes and as much of the peach trees as I could shove into the bags. And then I staked the bags down so they didn't go flying off into the wilderness. And I called my parents to remind them to bring in their plants.

I also shoved everything into my very small Harbor Freight Kwalitee greenhouse and also my shed last night. All sorts of little seedlings.

I usually grow tomatoes in my greenhouse.

We just had, throughout our whole region, a cold snap that's probably going to effect the tomato production of the area as I bet a lot of people forgot to cover their plants last night. I even have trash bags over the blueberry bushes and as much of the peach trees as I could shove into the bags. And then I staked the bags down so they didn't go flying off into the wilderness. And I called my parents to remind them to bring in their plants. I also shoved everything into my very small Harbor Freight Kwalitee greenhouse and also my shed last night. All sorts of little seedlings. I usually grow tomatoes in my greenhouse.

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[–] LepistaNuda 0 points (+0|-0)

I got bitten last week. I got things out and then the temps went down to freezing and snuffed out the tomato even though I covered it and put it in a shed. I was a bit peed off as I spent good money for that tomato at the local farm store :(

Everything else survived covered at night, but i am keeping a sharp eye on the nighttime temps now.

[–] stern-as-steel 0 points (+0|-0) Edited

No, but I did plant everything last weekend and then get heavy hail yesterday. My garden is not where I live, so I won't be able to check on it until the weekend, but I'm not optimistic.

It did also get quite cold (high thirties). Everything out there should be able to survive that, but probably not in combination with hail...

[–] crlody 1 points (+1|-0)

Ugh yes, planted a bunch of stuff and got a few inches of snow last night! Hope they survive...

[–] dixiechick547 2 points (+2|-0)

Our last frost date is April 15th. We just started a rock garden with succulents and the low tonight is 34 F. With a wind chill. We’ve got to wrap all these plants. We’re experienced gardeners and know better than to put anything in the ground before the frost date. I’m so annoyed.

[–] gold_bee 1 points (+1|-0)

It got cool last night but no frost - thankfully. My plants have been in for a couple weeks now and everyone was still happy this morning. Hope your plants are doing well despite the challenge!

[–] Flick 2 points (+2|-0)

My nominal last frost date is the second week in April. I’ve just had a string of -5 to -3C nights, and I wouldn’t dream of putting anything tender out until late May (and even then I’m ready with the fleece.

If you’re worried about your greenhouse / shed still freezing, mostly-fill plastic bottles with water. The water will cool first, which is enough to keep off a light frost.

[–] Jack_the_Lass 2 points (+2|-0)

My frost date is the 28th of April and I've learned by now that you do not fuck with your frost date. We got snow night before last and it dipped into freezing last night and night before last. Most of my garden is native plants and they handled it just fine. I've got a lot already in bloom. I covered my emerging hostas with pillowcases though because they got freeze damaged last year. They seem to be okay.

Yes. My family's magnolia tree got frost bitten. I looked outside the window this morning and all of the petals were laying on the ground. I'm kinda sad about it TBH. There hasn't been a good year for magnolia blooms in so long.

[–] Flick 3 points (+3|-0)

I would love to have a magnolia, but I live in a frost pocket and I know I’d never see a flower.

I’m not surprised you’re sad, they’re beautiful trees.